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Filipinos urged to honor COVID-19 frontliners starting on Day of Valor

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, the spokesperson of the government’s coronavirus task force, urged Filipinos to applaud the country’s “real-time heroes” every 4 p.m. starting on Thursday and until the end of the enhanced community quarantine of Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 8th, 2020

Mt. Samat Cross lights up to honor frontliners combating COVID-19

PILAR, Bataan, April 13 (PIA) -- Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor-Memorial Cross was lighted Sunday night to honor frontline workers as modern-day heroes during this time of the coronavirus disease (COVID.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 15th, 2020

Mt. Samat Cross lights up to honor frontliners combating COVID-19

PILAR, Bataan, April 13 (PIA) -- Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor-Memorial Cross was lighted Sunday night to honor frontline workers as modern-day heroes during this time of the coronavirus disease (COVID.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

Covid-19 frontliners honored in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte marked the observance of the 78th Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) Thursday by honoring health workers and security forces who are in the frontlines of the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19). “We wanted to honor the memories of those who died […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

Muslim Filipinos Urged: Keep Praising Allah While Facing Covid-19

Top officials from Malacañang urged Muslim Filipinos to keep their faith as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr or Festival of Breaking the Fast amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement on Sunday, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar acknowledged the challenge that comes after the month-long Ramadan fasting, but reminded the Muslim community to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

TESDA told: Provide skills enhancement amid COVID

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday urged the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide more technical and vocational training and skills enhancement opportunities to Filipinos, especially displaced workers, to help them find other livelihood opportunities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In the hearing on the Senate Committee of the […] The post TESDA told: Provide skills enhancement amid COVID appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

ABS-CBN utilizes digital leadership to keep Filipinos informed

ABS-CBN News is using its digital leadership on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to keep Filipinos informed about the COVID-19 pandemic and share stories of hope and bravery from patients and frontliners......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

137 Pinoys in US die of COVID

At least 137 Filipinos in the United States, including 18 medical frontliners, have died of the coronavirus disease 2019, the Philippine embassy in Washington reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2020

UP praises brave journalists, pushes for ABS-CBN return

The University of the Philippines gave a reminder that in the continuing COVID-19 crisis, journalists are frontliners too. State U's College of Mass Communication lauded those journalist-frontliners who remain in the field to make sure Filipinos are in the know amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). "During this ECQ, we have witnessed the brave coverage of journalist-frontliners from ABS-CBN," it said in a statement. As such, the Philippines' biggest network is needed now more than ever. And as such, UP "strongly decried" the order last Tuesday of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) for ABS-CBN to cease and desist from broadcasting on television and radio. "As we continue to battle this health crisis, we need a free press," its statement read. Last Monday, the media organization's franchise expired as the House of Representatives has yet to tackle the bill for its renewal. A day later, the NTC then backtracked on its earlier commitment to grant provisional authority and as such, ABS-CBN went dark right after TV Patrol. Amid all this, the Kapamilya network has vowed to remain true to its vision and mission. "Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino," President and CEO Carlo Katigbak said. Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino. Mensahe ng aming President at CEO na si Carlo Katigbak ang pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng bawat Kapamilya. pic.twitter.com/Kow2mRfyPn — ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 5, 2020 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

FEU, UST media professors show support for ABS-CBN

Journalism educators from Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas are behind ABS-CBN after the Philippines' biggest network was forced to go off the air last Tuesday. In a statement, FEU's Department of Communication said the development "curtails freedom of the press." This, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to cease and desist from broadcasting on television and radio. Last Monday, the media organization's franchise expired as the House of Representatives was yet to tackle the bill for its renewal. A day later, the NTC then backtracked on its earlier commitment to grant provisional authority and as such, ABS-CBN went dark right after TV Patrol. Media professors from the Morayta-based school then furthered that the development jeopardizes 11,000 workers in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "In the face of a public health crisis, the unemployment of the network's employees aggravates their economic and health situations as well as those of their families," they said in their statement. Over at Espana, UST's journalism educators also expressed support for the country's top broadcaster. "We stand with ABS-CBN and call on lawmakers to stop foot-dragging and approve a new franchise for ABS-CBN," their statement read. Even more, they urged Filipinos to make their voices heard to defend both freedom of speech and freedom of the press. "We also call on the freedom-loving public to speak out and resist all attacks on media," they said. Amid all this, the Kapamilya network has vowed to remain true to its vision and mission. "Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino," President and CEO Carlo Katigbak said. Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino. Mensahe ng aming President at CEO na si Carlo Katigbak ang pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng bawat Kapamilya. pic.twitter.com/Kow2mRfyPn — ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 5, 2020 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

UP Men s Basketball players stay fighting amidst COVID-19

The whole world of sports has come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team (UP MBT) stay fighting. Every member of the team is optimistic that Filipinos and the Philippines will get through the difficult challenges they are facing and are staying positive in words and deeds. Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol has reminded his players to put in the same heart and passion they show in the game into their response to the pandemic, encouraging them to practice teamwork and find ways to help those who are affected by the scourge of the coronavirus. “During these trying times, our “never give up” attitude on court should be evident in how we battle this pandemic together as a team. We are optimistic that we can bounce back and come out stronger. While we face our own personal battles, let’s not forget our fellow Filipinos who are greatly affected by this virus. Let’s do our share, no matter how big or small,” said Perasol. The ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) have prohibited sports-related mass gatherings like training, competitions and tournaments. Holed up in their respective homes, the Maroons still find ways to stay competitive and in shape, both physically and mentally. UAAP Season 82 team captain Noah Webb says they “try our best to stay in shape by doing our workouts at home since we can't go to the gym. Our coaches are always guiding us and giving us programs to follow. It’s also very important for us to stay mentally tough since this is a different opponent we are facing.” UP MBT team manager Atty. Agaton Uvero said it is also important for the team and the players to be resilient since a lot of things will change and new protocols will be implemented even after the ECQ is lifted. “Our primary concern will always be the safety of each and every one. But we will stay committed to keeping the team intact so we can still give our best performance with or without games in the near future,” Atty. Uvero said. He reiterated his gratitude to all the team’s fans, supporters, and sponsors who continue to support the Fighting Maroons and their various initiatives. “We will always stay thankful to our fans who never tire of supporting us whether we are in active competition or not. And we will always be indebted to our partners and sponsors -- Robinsons Retail Group, STATS Performance Apparel, Palawan Express Pera Padala, and PayMaya -- for remaining committed to the team despite difficult times like these. Their support and their various efforts to provide assistance and relief to the frontliners and those most affected by the ECQ inspire us and buoy up our spirits,” Atty. Uvero added.   UPMBT players and alumni along with various UP teams and organizations sprang to action soon after the ECQ was declared. They initiated efforts to provide frontliners with necessary items like personal protective equipment (PPEs) and meals. They also reached out to affected communities with rice and other daily necessities.   Among those who raised funds and donated in kind are Fighting Maroons Paul Desiderio, Jett Manuel, Ricci Rivero, Diego Dario, Kyles Lao, Jarrell Lim, Ibrahim Ouattara, Jaybie Mantilla, and the Gomez de Liaño brothers, Joe, Javi, and Juan. NowheretogobutUP Foundation, the UP College of Human Kinetics (CHK), and the Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes also conducted fundraisers to help the frontliners, stranded UP students and staff, and various communities.   “There is so much uncertainty right now and these are extremely difficult times for many Filipinos. That’s why this is the time to be one with our people as we all go through these hardships together. Let’s all do our share in helping one another. Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. The goal of resilience is to thrive,” said NowheretogobutUP Foundation founding chairman Renan Dalisay......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

UP Maroons stay fighting, provide help to frontliners

  The whole world of sports has come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons stay fighting. Every member of the team is optimistic that Filipinos and the Philippines will get through the difficult challenges they are facing and are staying positive in words and deeds. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Pinoy athletes show gratitude to frontliners in music video

Filipino athletes band together in an online rally to show appreciation and gratitude to frontliners braving the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this Labor Day. Virtual Playground, which manages a stable of athletes, launched on Friday a music video of the song ‘Fly High” featuring sports personalities. The song was composed by songwriter Joven Tan and sung by Yohance Buie, Hans Paronda, Althea Pinzon and KM Oliveros. With the hashtags #TogetherWeFlyHigh #VPCares and #VPSalutes, the music video highlights the sacrifices and heroism of Filipino frontliners who risk their own lives to help and save those affected by the virus. The song also gives hope and inspiration to Filipinos in this time of crisis.   Among the athletes featured in the music video were PBA stars James Yap, Ranidel de Ocampo, Chris Ross and Sol Mercado. UAAP athletes Ricci Rivero, Andrei Caracut, CJ Cansino, Christiana Dimaunahan, mixed martial artists Brandon Vera and Mark Streigl and volleyball stars Mika Reyes, Kat Tolentino, Jema Galanza, Mela Tunay and John Vic De Guzman participated in the video......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

BSP tells banks to waive fees on interbank ATM transaction

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has urged banks to waive fees on ATM transactions as well as interbank fund transfers to ease the burden of Filipinos amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

DA-10, San Miguel Foods salute frontliners; give eggs, veggie seeds

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Apr. 26 (PIA)--To honor the dedication of frontliners amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)- 10.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 27th, 2020

DA-10, San Miguel Foods salute frontliners; give eggs, veggie seeds

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Apr. 26 (PIA)--To honor the dedication of frontliners amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office (DA-RFO)- 10.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2020

LA Tenorio auctions off custom Iron Man sneakers through Off-Court Action

A little over a week after putting his jersey up for auction, Ginebra guard LA Tenorio is upping the ante by auctioning off a pair of customized sneakers through Off-Court Action: Auction For A Cause.  Off-Court Action is a jersey auction drive initiated by PBA star Paul Lee and talent manager Stanley Santos with the aim of raising funds to help indigent families and frontliners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that's gripping the Philippines and the whole world  The veteran PBA guard, whose game-worn Ginebra jersey went for PHP 4,500, is offering up his customized Iron Man Nike Air Force 1s with a starting bid of PHP 10,000.  The customized sneakers are likely a tribute to Tenorio's standing as the PBA's very own Iron Man, holding the record for most consecutive games played in the league after beating Alvin Patrimonio's record back in March of 2019. Now, you have a chance to own a piece of history.  Bidding for Tenorio's Iron Man Air Force 1s begins on Tuesday, April 21st and ends on April 28th.   For more information about Off-Court Action and auction mechanics, visit them on Facebook and on Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

SEA Games gold winners Wong, Lim take up fight vs COVID-19

Agatha Wong and Jamie Lim did battle with the best of the best in Southeast Asia and came out on top. Now, the gold medalists in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games hope to inspire all of us to keep up the good fight in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. Wong, twin-gold winner in wushu, and Lim, who ruled 61kg women's karate, have joined forces to raise funds to help out frontliners. The two will host a half-four question-and-answer session on Instagram Live every Wednesday and Saturday starting April 22. There, they would discuss health, wellness, and sports as a way to lift the spirits as well as liven up the minds of viewers in the ongoing community quarantine. Wong is a proud product of College of St. Benilde where she took consular and diplomatic affairs while Lim graduated summa cum laude in mathematics in the University of the Philippines. For now, the gold medalists are looking at a five episode run of the initiative they have named "Puso: The Battle Against COVID-19." Those interested to help out can do so here: BPI Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Account number: 2900008743 BDO Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Account number: 7018006040 Gcash Account name: Jamie Christine B. Lim Number: 09178820947 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2020

Rondina leads fundraiser for Cebu frontliners

Sisi Rondina leads a group of University of Sto. Tomas volleyball and basketball players who are auctioning off their jerseys and shoes to raise funds to purchase personal protective equipment for frontliners in the coronavirus (COVID-19)-hit Barangay Luz in Cebu City. Barangay Luz was recently put on lockdown by the Cebu City government due to an alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in the area. The Compostela, Cebu native Rondina, the UAAP Season 81 indoor volleyball Most Valuable player, was the first to extend a helping hand in the fundraiser.     Kapwa ko Cebuanos ?????????? pic.twitter.com/lTVcsB8BWb — Cherry Ann Rondina (@Rondina011) April 19, 2020 The four-time UAAP women’s beach volleyball champion and 30th Southeast Asian Games beach volleyball bronze medalist started the ball rolling by putting up her dark jersey and shoes for bidding. Starting bid is P1,200. Also showing support for the fundraiser are UST Tigresses rookie Imee Hernandez and UST men’s basketball stars Mark Nonoy and Renzo Subido. For more info about the fundraiser and auction process, visit the PPEs for the Frontliners of Brgy. Luz Facebook page......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 20th, 2020

Marco Polo Hotel pays tribute to frontliners

The Philippines’ first sky hotel paid tribute to the selfless service of all frontliners against the coronavirus pandemic by lighting the skyline a brilliant red. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila stands as one of the  Ortigas Center’s tallest structures, and is a heartbeat away from some of the leading medical institutions in the fight against COVID-19. This poignant marker of solidarity started last  April 9, coinciding with the country’s commemoration of the National Day of Valor......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

Nograles dances on TikTok to honor frontliners  

  After calling on the public to show support to frontliners fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles posted his own TikTok video to honor those putting their lives at risk to save others. Nograles yesterday posted a 45-second TikTok video of him dancing to a sped-up version of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” dedicated to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 11th, 2020